Waiting On Wednesday - Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Aug 6, 2013 (Ace Hardcover)

Mark Lawrence brings to a thrilling close his epic trilogy of a boy who would be king, a king who would desire an empire—and an empire on the edge of destruction…

King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations. 

His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends to take the next step in his upward climb.

For there is only one power worth wielding…absolute power. 

Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that—one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it.

But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced—a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King.

The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match...

This is another series from my 2013 TBR Pile that I'm anxious to give a read. There's nothing like a note of finality to kickstart my reading, so I anticipate another back-to-back-to-back series read here. It worked for Peter V. Brett, and is working well for Raymond E. Feist, so I have high hopes. Of course, I also have Daniel Abraham and S.A. Corey cued up for series reads before then, so we'll see how I manage.


  1. I just bought Daniel Abraham's The Dragon's Path today. I'm really hoping it's awesome. I've read some decent novels lately, but I haven't read anything that has blown me away in a while.

    1. I've been reading a lot of fantasy lately, so I suspect I may lean more towards his sci-fi collaboration with Ty Franck as S.A. Corey than his solo fantasy work, but I still want to find time to read both.

  2. Haven't heard of this author. Hope you enjoy this one once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Waiting on Wednesday is a pretty cool idea :) I do read a lot but I don't actually have any books on my 'Just can't wait for its release' list though, so I can't play along. At least not right now LoL

  4. I'm one of those who couldn't get through the first book in this series, but I know a ton of people who love them. I'd like to read the S.A. Corey series though. :P

  5. Awesome pick! I still haven't started the series, but I really want to. And I need to read the 2nd Expanse book, too. I loved Leviathan Wakes.

  6. I also hope to read this series later this year, hopefully sometime around Emperor of Thorns is published. :)
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...


Post a Comment